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Partner : Jeffrey Neiman

Jeffrey Neiman Partner

Jeffrey Neiman is an experienced trial lawyer who regularly defends individuals and corporations in white collar criminal litigation, matters involving tax controversies, government regulatory enforcement matters, internal investigations, compliance counseling, and complex civil litigation. Jeff has tried more than a dozen white collar matters in federal court. Having worked at the forefront of the United States government’s offshore tax enforcement efforts, Jeff has vast experience assisting clients who find themselves with unreported or undeclared bank accounts outside of the United States. Jeff advises clients regarding the Internal Revenue Service’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program as well as clients who face civil and criminal penalties for failing to file Foreign Bank Account Reports (“FBARs”).

Prior to being a Founding Member of Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum LLP, Jeff had his own law firm that focused on white collar and tax controversy matters. An alum of the United States Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program, Jeff began his career working for the Department of Justice Tax Division and then the Criminal Division, Fraud Section in Washington, D.C. He then served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, where he received national recognition for handling complex, high profile matters including the ground-breaking and historic prosecution of Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS AG, for aiding American citizens to commit tax fraud. For his efforts on the UBS investigation, Jeff was awarded the Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement and the Internal Revenue Service Commissioner’s Award, the highest recognition a prosecutor can receive.

Raised in South Florida, Jeff graduated with honors from the University of Florida and also graduated from law school at the University of Florida where he was a member of Order of the Coif. Jeff currently serves as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University, where he teaches Criminal Procedure and Tax Fraud in their graduate accounting executive program. Jeff also is a frequent lecturer, panelist, and contributor at national conferences on topics including offshore tax evasion, tax fraud, Ponzi schemes and trial practice.

Jeffrey Neiman recent representations include:

  • Representation of New York Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, a sitting member of the United States House of Representatives, who is charged in a 20-count Indictment alleging tax offenses, fraud, perjury and obstruction tied to his former ownership of a Manhattan fast-food eatery
  • Representation of John Shafer, who was the screening manager of the Exempt Organizations Division of the IRS in Cincinnati, Ohio in connection with allegations that the IRS treated certain organizations associated with the Tea Party unfairly when they applied for tax exempt status with the IRS.
  • Representation of dozens of American citizens, living domestically and abroad, with various issues involving undeclared foreign assets, including the handling of Criminal Investigations, Offshore Voluntary Disclosures, Streamline Filing Compliance Procedures, Delinquent FBAR Submission Procedures, Opting Out, and FBAR Penalty Mitigation Litigation.
  • Successful representation of a Taxpayer accused of filing fraudulent tax returns. After trial, the Tax Court found that the IRS did not prove taxpayers intended to evade tax and therefore the IRS was banned from assessing $2 million in tax and penalties.
  • Representation of New York Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, a sitting member of the United States House of Representatives, who is charged in a 20-count Indictment alleging tax offenses, fraud, perjury and obstruction tied to his former ownership of a Manhattan fast-food eatery
  • Representation of the former founder and managing director of Clover Asset Management, based in the Cayman Islands, who was arrested as part of a DOJ and IRS money laundering and bank fraud sting operation. After a contested sentencing, the client received a sentence of 14 months – far below the recommendation of DOJ prosecutors
  • Representation of a title attorney charged with mortgage fraud that resulted in a not guilty verdict after trial in federal court
  • Representation of the Chief Executive Officer of a publically-traded corporation in an SEC enforcement action alleging accounting fraud, improper revenue recognition, lying to auditors and fraudulent public reporting.
  • Representation of several senior executives of a national hospital corporation in connection with an investigation by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health & Human Services into alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law.
  • Representation of a large real estate development corporation in a grand jury investigation in the Southern District of Florida related to alleged mortgage fraud and loan financing fraud of financial institutions
  • Internal investigations of various Swiss banks’ purported conduct in assisting U.S. citizens in the concealment of assets.
  • Internal investigation on behalf of sports franchise regarding tax issues.
  • Representation of several senior executives of a national hospital corporation in connection with an investigation by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health & Human Services into alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law.
  • Representation of employees and managers of a national hospital provider in a False Claims Act investigation involving to allegations of conspiring to provide kickbacks to medical practitioners in exchange for patient referrals.

Education

  • University of Florida, J.D.,
  • with Honors
  • University of Florida, B.S.,
  • in Finance, with Honors

Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Northern District of Florida
  • United States Tax Court

Awards & Recognitions

  • Attorney General’s John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement
  • Internal Revenue Service Commissioner’s Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Service to America Medal (finalist)
  • United States Department of Justice Outstanding Attorney Awards
  • Most Effective Lawyers, Criminal Justice
  • Super Lawyers
  • Chambers & Partners Band 3